The recent event from BPM CON II – Intelligent BPM for the Productive Enterprise highlighted something that I have posted about before – the importance of EA & BPM convergence.
Admittedly, everyone has a different view on what BPM and EA is and how value can be derived from each but as with most things, real benefits come from combining individual concepts, methods and tools rather than just working with them individually on a case by case basis.
Reductionism in contrast, is sometimes seen as the opposite of holism. Reductionism in science says that a complex system can be explained by reduction to its fundamental parts. This sounds very much like the abstraction capabilities that Business Process Mangement and Enterprise Architecture provide.
No matter how you choose to define it, ultimately the focus should be on how both can be used to solve tactical business problems while executing a longer term strategic roadmap. But I digress…..
The BPM II conference had four vendors presenting their capabilities and approaces to how BPM & EA could be used.